Model, television host, and activist Nalie Agustin is a force to be reckoned with. At just 24 years old she was diagnosed with breast cancer, but she used her illness as a platform to help other women and raise awareness for breast cancer. Nalie and her journey went viral, inspiring women all around the world to take their health into their own hands.
She believes her journey in life (before and AFTER cancer) is to be positive and inspire people to never give up. “Take your silver lining and paint it gold.” - Nalie Agustin
- Tell us more about how your triumph over breast cancer has changed you.
I have always been the happy, sociable and extraverted girl who appreciated life even before cancer! Graduating with a degree in Communications, I had a passion to perform and express myself in various ways. I knew I wanted to be in the public eye, I just never really knew why! Since my diagnosis, my reason has become so clear to me. I now know that I have a gift to inspire. I still want fame, I still want power, but only because I want to use it to help as many people as possible! Having cancer helped me find my purpose. It put life into perspective in a way where the little things that used to bother me don’t even phase me because I’m too preoccupied focusing on what I love. Cancer made me realize that life is too short to not do what you love! Now I want people to realize that, without having to go through cancer!
- You are taking over the world! Describe to us "a day in the life of Nalie”.
Oh wow… Let’s just say that every day is different! And I love it! Looking back at the past month, I’ve participated in numerous projects—from doing photo shoots to hosting events as a TV host for a local show called "What’s Up Montreal!”f i’m not hosting events, a typical day would be to wake up, read a chapter of my book while eating breakfast, answer my emails and then start in on my extremely long to-do list! It can include writing a blog post, my e-guides, a chapter in my book, or a speech if I’m booked for an event! Or it can include editing a video, promoting my #FeelitontheFirst campaign, re-vamping my website (can’t wait to share the new nalie.ca with you) or shipping products from my store. Nevertheless, I always try to fit in a workout every day. No matter how busy I get, I reserve time to answer every single email & comment from my readers & viewers and of course, spend some quality time with my loved ones.
- If you could give a fellow Thriver any advice, what would it be?
My best advice is to take things day by day and to trust that everything will be ok! Also, don’t be scared to ask for help!
- Who inspires you to thrive?
My sisters, my angels! In order words, every single woman who has taken the time to share their story with me and tell me how much I’ve inspired them. They are my constant reminder and motivation to keep working hard at everything I do. Most of all, my family, friends and boyfriend who believe in me so much and support my dreams. Because of them, I know I am blessed, and that’s the only reason why I am able to share my blessings with others.
- What is your ultimate dream or are you living it now?
I don’t have ONE dream. I have several! And if you follow me on social media (@nalieagustin), whenever I accomplish one of them, I’ll post a picture of it with the caption of a checkmark off of my bucket list. But I guess the ultimate dream is to be alive and healthy for many years to come, so that I can continue to make a huge impact in this world in my very own special way. I want to make a living out of doing what I love. Nothing less, nothing more.
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